Eclipse Procedures
Posted On:
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Related Files: Eclipse Permission Form
Eye Safety for Eclipse

As you know the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 is a historic event that many people want to witness. Of course we know there are some safety issues with viewing an eclipse. Some school systems have cancelled school, but we plan on being at school on August 21 as scheduled. We realize this is a great teaching opportunity and want our students to safely experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

In order to keep our students safe we are asking you to follow certain guidelines.
A. Any student viewing the eclipse should only be allowed if two conditions are met.
     1. Students must have a signed parental permission slip. Mr. Bates will provide these forms.
     2. Students must have a pair of approved glasses to view the eclipse. Please use the following 
     3. Make sure students are instructed to keep the glasses on during the entire viewing of the eclipse. 
B.  All regularly scheduled outside events should be moved in doors. Students should not be outside during the time of the eclipse without adhering to the guidelines mentioned above. 
Finally, we realize some parents will want to keep their students home to view the eclipse or travel to an area in the 100% zone. Therefore, if parents keep their students at home and send a note stating the reason for the absence was the eclipse, the student will be counted PRESENT. This will not count against perfect attendance, or exemptions.